DEEP CYCLE BATTERIES |
1. WHAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE?
1.1. Remove the surface charge before testing and check specific gravity in each cell. (Please see Section 3.)
1.2. People kill batteries faster than old age due to improper charging! Recharge as soon as possible after discharge. (Please see Section 6.)
1.3. Size charger so that it will recharge the battery over an eight to ten hour period. (Please see Section 6.)
1.4. Buy the freshest and largest ampere-hour battery that will fit your requirements. (Please see Section 4.)
1.5. Perform preventive maintenance, especially during hot weather. (Please see Section 7.7.)
1.6. Shallower the average discharge, the longer the total battery life. (Please see Section 7.5.)
1.7. Temperature matters! Heat kills batteries and cold reduces the available capacity.